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Tayari Jones

Author of An American Marriage

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Tayari Jones was born on November 30, 1970 in Atlanta Georgia. She attended Spelman College, University of Iowa, and the University of Georgia. She later attended Arizonia State University to earn her MFA. She went on to teach creative writing at the University of Illinois and George Washington University. Her first novel, Leaving Atlanta, was written in 2002 while she was a graduate student at Arizonia State University. It was about the Atlanta Child Murders of 1979-1981.Her other title's include: The Untelling, Silver Sparrow, and An American Marriage. She has been awarded the Hurston/Wright Award for College Writers, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Debut Fiction, the Lillian Smith Book Award, and the Radcliffe Institute Fellowship. (Bowker Author Biography)
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An American Marriage 3,132 copies, 235 reviews
Silver Sparrow 986 copies, 72 reviews
Leaving Atlanta 314 copies, 14 reviews
The Untelling 244 copies, 4 reviews
Atlanta Noir (Editor) 55 copies, 12 reviews
Dispossession 11 copies
Half Light 9 copies, 2 reviews

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